Greek wines attract increasing attention worldwide


Ramnista 2008 was one of the wines tasted in the New York Times article

 

Even though Greece makes the headlines across the world for its economic condition, some sectors of the Greek economic activity attract serious positive publicity.

One of them is wine, and especially branded quality wine from all over the country. This means that if until now Assyrtiko and the other Greek whites were the most familiar wines, wine lovers outside Greece, and especially in the USA, begin to realize that “Greece also offers a fascinating extension of the spectrum of world reds”, as Eric Asimov wrote a few days ago in his article published in the New York Times. 

Indeed, rare red varieties, like Xinomavro, may be difficult to pronounce, but give wines that can really please a palate. And this is maybe the main reason why Greek wine is becoming the toast of some of America’s top restaurants and wine bars. 

 

Here is a short list of some of the recent articles related to Greek wine

 

Eric Asimov, “Adventures in New Greek Reds”, New York Times

Elisabeth Gerst, “Opa! Greek Wines create some buzz”, CNBC.com

“Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 results unveiled”, Decanter.com

Marcus Stolz, “The powerful nuances of Xinomavro”, elloinos.com

Laurie Daniel, "New wave Greek wines", mercurynews.com

Sara d' Amato, "The fascinating wines of Greece: An old soul resonates with modern sensibilities", National Post

Jean Reilly MW, Greek wines go mainstream,  beveragemediagroup.com

Huon Hooke, Greek Grapes to Celebrate, The Sydney Morning Herald, smh.com.au

 

 

 

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